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First Schools Polo in Yorkshire

2007-05-10

White Rose Polo Club welcomed a group of students from Woldgate College in Pocklington, on Tuesday 1 April 2007.

White Rose Polo Club welcomed a group of students from Woldgate College in Pocklington, on Tuesday 1 April 2007.  On seeing the view of the polo pitches, one of the girls was heard to exclaim, “Wow, it’s absolutely gorgeous”.  Coach, Tony Wesche, took on the challenge of eight excited young ladies, aged from 11 – 16 years. Starting on foot with hand mallets, they progressed onto horses for instruction in how to ride ‘polo style’, culminating in exciting and competitive chukkas.  The group were a pleasure to have at the club and left, buzzing with enthusiasm having had a memorable, happy experience.  We very much look forward to welcoming them again soon.

"We are totally committed to encouraging and enabling schools in Yorkshire to make polo part of the sports curriculm. It is a very significant moment for the sport in Yorkshire that Woldgate School have embraced the opportunity to encourage the development of this amazing sport in Yorkshire. Schools polo is the very foundation for future growth of the sport. We would love to hear from other schools who are interested in offering polo as a sports activity for their pupils. It is our aim to set up an inter-schools polo league," said Hedley Aylott Club Chairman and founder of the club.